Don’t get us wrong, we adore Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself.’ But Halsey’s totally NSFW rendition of the track just took our love to an entirely new level. Watch it here!
Leave it to Halsey to take a Justin Bieber song and make it even better than the original! On Feb. 5, the 22-year-old singer dropped by Australia’s “Triple J” talkshow, where she dropped an incredible rendition of the Biebs’ “Love Yourself” jam, and trust us, you’ve never heard anything like this one before! Rather than just singing Justin’s words, Halsey decided to put her own R-rated twist on the lyrics and it’s total perfection! See for yourself here!
This is seriously so good! Halsey dropped by the Australian radio station’s famous “Like a Version” segment where she unleashed her epic take on Justin’s breakup jam. But whereas the Biebs’ version might have played things a little safe (this biggest diss is his line:”My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone”), Halsey went all out with hers, replacing the word “love” with a very scathing edit: “Cause if you like the way you look that much. Oh, baby, you should go and f**k yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to something, you should go and f**k yourself,” she sings.
Oh yeah, she went there alright! Replacing Justin’s “love yourself” with a much more poignant statement, Halsey not only slayed the track, but also took it to an entirely new level! Her breathy, slightly scratchy vocals infuse the song that much more power and sass, while also giving us broken hearted girls a little something extra to belt out in our moment of heartbreak. (Hey, nobody said breakups weren’t ugly.)
In addition to flooring us with her insane cover (seriously, we’ve had it on repeat all day), Halsey, who collaborated with Justin on both “Love Yourself” and “The Feeling,” also opened up about her love for Justin telling the hosts, “I have a song on his record, which is still a surprise to me. We performed the song together, actually for the first time ever, I was on stage in super-baggy jeans and my short haircut and whatever else. So I’m singing on stage, and I’m thinking to myself, how cool is it that there are girls sitting at home watching the biggest male pop star in the world on stage with a girl who’s not traditionally feminine or traditionally beautiful? That was really, really cool for me. If I was that short-haired punk chick sitting at home, I’d be like, ‘Yes! You go! You get that!’ For the record, I did not get that,” she quickly added, no doubt in reference to those romance rumors that dogged the pair early on. Don’t worry Halsey, we still love you all the same.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Halsey’s cover? Do you like it better than Justin’s original? Sound off below!